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Tell Me Why Mummy

Author : David Thomas
ISBN : 9780007255436
Genre : Abused children
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The inspirational true story of one man overcoming enormous odds including sexual abuse from his alcoholic mother to choose his own path in life and become a truly exceptional human being. From the age of four David was sexually abused by his alcoholic mother. He didn't understand, but he didn't have a choice. Then one day it got much worse: his stepfather turned on him, too. The beatings always started when his mother left the house. But if the violence was terrible the betrayal was even more shattering: David's mother knew but did nothing to stop it. As the nightmare of his life grew worse, David turned to petty crime. For the first time he felt powerful and in control. But deep down he knew it would destroy him. Then, one night, he saw a programme on TV that changed everything. It sparked the life-long passion that would free him from his past and make his future worth living for. A heartbreaking story of abuse, betrayal and ultimate redemption.
Category: Abused children

My Write To Right

Author : Purnima (Mital) Gupta
ISBN : 9781642148626
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As her journey from India to America continues; her perception, experience and understanding of cultural differences continue to evolve. The first-generation immigrants have struggled to establish themselves in the midst of interracial conflicts and little family support. Their children started out with an incomplete family picture, were raised in dual cultures and ended up split between wrongs and rights. Their relationships with their children are need-based or lost. Many of them don’t get to see their grandchildren, let alone get to bond with them. They dream to hear their doorbell ring to hear, “Yoo-hoo, where are you,” “Peek a boo,” or “I thought you were a ghost.”
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Choose Me

Author : Kay Langdale
ISBN : 9781444766837
Genre : Fiction
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Billy is only nine years old, but he's already learned that when your mum dies, you get your own social worker. He's also learned that once you are ten, the odds of finding a family to adopt you don't look so good. That's the part he wasn't supposed to overhear. Miriam Riley is up against a deadline to give Billy the 'forever family' that every child deserves. Determined to cut through red tape, she finds three very different couples who might fit the bill, though prospective parents come with issues of their own. Through Billy's watchful eyes, the summer unfolds. What does he really need? Will anyone choose him?
Category: Fiction

Daddy S Story

Author : Baba Daddy
ISBN : 9781504941495
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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It’s a story you shouldn’t be reading, it’s a personal journey that was originally written by a father for only his daughter’s eyes. It’s an emotional story that shows how a father was brought to his lowest point in his life where he could see no return. But the father held on; his daughter was his vision, his daughter was what kept him going, and kept them both from harm’s way. It’s all about a fathers love and devotion to his daughter, in a world where he struggles to grasp how parents can play games in aid to gain for themselves, in a world where fathers at times are pushed aside and their voices ignored and unheard, just like a child’s, just like the life he lived. A father leaves his story for his daughter so she can understand in years to come, how he fought for her, how he gave up his life just so his daughter could be brought up in a normal way. It’s now a fathers turn to speak up, to show his daughter and maybe the world how and why they have an unbreakable bond, to show how this bond has been tested and pushed to its limits. This story is for every person, for every mum for every dad who has a child they love, it’s for every person who has a parent they love and cherish because this story will make you fall in love with how a father loves his daughter and how far he will go to make sure she is fine. It’s a story to show the world, nothing can beat the love of your child and nothing should, it’s a story he hopes will change the thinking of many people one day.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

History Of The Gothic Twentieth Century Gothic

Author : Lucie Armitt
ISBN : 9781783164332
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Why, at a time when the majority of us no longer believe in ghosts, demons, or the occult, does Gothic continue to have such a strong grasp upon literature, cinema and popular culture? This book answers this question through exploring some of the ways in which we have applied Gothic tropes to our everyday fears. The book opens with The Turn of the Screw, a text dealing in the dangers adults pose to children while simultaneously questioning the assumed innocence of all children. As our culture becomes increasingly anxious about child safety the uncanny surfaces in the popular imagination in the form of the paedophile or the child murderer. At the same time, the Gothic has always brought danger home, and another key focus of the book lies in the various manifestations undertaken by the haunted house during the twentieth century, from the bombed-out spaces of the blitz (‘The Demon Lover’ and The Night Watch) to the designer bathrooms of wealthy American suburbia (What Lies Beneath). Gothic monsters can also be terror monsters, and after a discussion of terrorism and atrocity in relation to burial alive the book examines the relationship between the human and the inhuman through the role of the beast monster as manifestation of the evil that resides in our midst (The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Birds). It is with the dangers of the body that the Gothic has been most closely associated and, during the later twentieth century, paranoia attaches itself to skeletal forms and ghosts in the wake of the HIV/AIDs crisis. Sexuality and/as disease is one of the themes of Patrick McGrath’s work (Dr Haggard’s Disease and ‘The Angel’) and the issue of skeletons in the closet is also explored through Henry James’s ‘The Jolly Corner’. However, sexuality is also one of the most liberating aspects of Gothic narratives. After a brief discussion of camp humour in the British television drama series Jekyll, the book concludes with a discussion of the apparitional lesbian through the work of Sarah Waters.
Category: Literary Criticism

Memoir

Author : Ben Yagoda
ISBN : 9781101151471
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From a critically acclaimed cultural and literary critic, a definitive history and analysis of the memoir. From Saint Augustine?s Confessions to Augusten Burroughs?s Running with Scissors, from Julius Caesar to Ulysses Grant, from Mark Twain to David Sedaris, the art of memoir has had a fascinating life, and deserves its own biography. Cultural and literary critic Ben Yagoda traces the memoir from its birth in early Christian writings and Roman generals? journals all the way up to the banner year of 2007, which saw memoirs from and about dogs, rock stars, bad dads, good dads, alternadads, waitresses, George Foreman, Iranian women, and a slew of other illustrious persons (and animals). In a time when memoir seems ubiquitous and is still highly controversial, Yagoda tackles the autobiography and memoir in all its forms and iterations. He discusses the fraudulent memoir and provides many examples from the past?and addresses the ramifications and consequences of these books. Spanning decades and nations, styles and subjects, he analyzes the hallmark memoirs of the Western tradition?Rousseau, Ben Franklin, Henry Adams, Gertrude Stein, Edward Gibbon, among others. Yagoda also describes historical trends, such as Native American captive memoirs, slave narratives, courtier dramas (where one had to pay to NOT be included in a courtesan?s memoir). Throughout, the idea of memory and truth, how we remember and how well we remember lives, is intimately explored. Yagoda's elegant examination of memoir is at once a history of literature and taste, and an absorbing glimpse into what humans find interesting--one another.
Category: Literary Criticism

Heart S Window

Author : Robyn Charlesworth
ISBN : 9781477132555
Genre : Poetry
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I started writing poetry at a young age and this collection is an insight into the experiences that have had an influence upon my life. My poetry reflects my thoughts and feelings on many different subjects and just as they say ‘the eyes are the window to the soul’, my poems, in essence are ‘the window to my heart’. There are dedications within for my dear ones, friends and family, without whom my life would be an empty thing. There are humorous rhymes and rambling reminiscences among these works and other ponderings reflecting the changing seasons of my life. I hope that the reader will find some enjoyment whilst taking a peep through the window and this alone will be my reward.
Category: Poetry

Tell Me A Secret

Author : Jane Fallon
ISBN : 9781405933131
Genre : Fiction
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'Brilliant, with completely unexpected twists' Gill Sims, bestselling author of Why Mummy Drinks Is she your best friend, or your worst enemy? __________ Best friends Holly and Roz tell each other everything. So when Holly gets a shot at her dream job she assumes Roz will be waiting to pop the champagne. But is she just imagining things or is Roz not quite as happy as she should be? And now she thinks about it, a few things don't quite add up... Perhaps it was a mistake to tell Roz all her secrets. Because it takes two to tango. But only one to start a war... ___________ FROM THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FAKING FRIENDS AND MY SWEET REVENGE 'She's the queen of the revenge novel and Jane Fallon's done it again' Heat 'Another winner from Jane Fallon' Hello! 'Compelling, edgy, beautifully written . . . always a joy.' Daily Mail 'It's FABALISS. I was SO GRIPPED' Marian Keyes on Faking Friends
Category: Fiction

Facing Some Problems

Author : John H. Bens
ISBN : PSU:000030825352
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines